Cart Rollout Service

Sanitation Cart Rollout Service 
May 1 - October 31

From May 1 through October 31 each year properties with driveways on South Virginia Dare Trail and South Old Oregon Inlet Road can participate in a sanitation cart rollout service.

What does this mean? During the time period above, a Town of Nags Head contractor, Trash Detail, will move a property’s sanitation carts from the home to the streetside the afternoon before collection and return them to the home after collection. Since the collection is twice per week, the contractor will be visiting each property four times a week for the six-month service period.

Note that outside of the May 1 to October 31 timeframe, carts will not be managed by the Town's contractor; therefore, cart management will again be the responsibility of the homeowner, renter, or rental management company. During this time, our staff will move carts back from the right-of-way; however, they do not return them to the home. 

We have placed stickers (see below) on the carts that are in the program. If you notice that any of your carts do not have a sticker, or if your property is new to the program and needs a sticker, please contact Public Services at 252-441-1122 and we will arrange for a sticker to be placed on your cart(s). 

roll back cart sticker

A fee for this service will appear on your annual Town of Nags Head tax bill. 

Number of BedroomsPer Property Cost
4 or less$100
7 or more$425

Service Exclusion
We understand that some of our property owners live in their homes year-round and therefore can easily manage their sanitation carts. If this is the case with your property, you can opt-out of this program for the next service months by filling out the exclusion form by June 1, 2023. This will exclude your property from the service for the months of July, August, September, and October 2023, and May and June 2024. Because the service fee is placed on a property's tax bill, the fee coincides with the Town's fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). 

Unless you have an alternate and reliable means to move carts back and forth, we strongly recommend that all non-resident property owners participate in this service.